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World Refugee Day 2003 National Activity Plan: Japan

World Refugee Day 2003 National Activity Plan: Japan

1 April 2003

Kids play in a neighbourhood populated mostly by Iraqi refugees. Because refugees are not allowed to work in Syria, children often must take informal jobs to help support their families.

On June 19, a UNHCR-sponsored symposium on African refugees will take place at the UN House in Tokyo. The High Commissioner will participate in a conference on June 20.

A photo exhibition will be held in the UN House Gallery from June 19 to July 18.

A Peace Art Charity Festival titled "Through the Refugee Eyes" will be organised by the NGO,, on June 21 and 22 in the Red Brick Building in Yokohama. The event includes a photo exhibition, NGO workshops, African music and performance, a video show and a charity auction.